I'm grateful for the love and support of family and friends, who were the steadfast light. And, grateful for the new people the struggles brought into my life. Of course, I am also very thankful I had the opportunity to be of service to others.
Last week His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama came to Princeton University and met with a select group of students to discuss part of the University's informal motto, "In the service of all nations."
The service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform has been the foundation for American leadership in the world. That world still needs American leadership. But that leadership does not just require a strong armed forces.
Our experience underscores the commitment my family made to serve our country across two generations, and now we watch proudly as our children carry the legacy in national civilian service.
The "National Service Coin" could symbolize the connective tissue our civil society needs, and could weave together important personal service narratives for the young men and women we need in order to sustain our great Republic.
Grant is an example for me, and for us all, of someone who sought out a problem and then took it upon himself to fix it, build awareness and see it through until the bitter end. I wish I was more like Grant. I wish we all were a bit more like Grant.
Go to a Thanksgiving meal for refugees. Or go bigger: support your local resettlement office throughout the year. You will never be prouder to be part of a country that has a history of offering refuge. You will never feel more human. And I promise, you will never feel more thankful.
Now that midterm elections are over, the lame duck session offers us the opportunity to galvanize around Dr. Vivek Murthy's confirmation. It is time to mobilize and vocalize in the spirit of our democracy. So long as we can respond with fervent action and advocacy that reiterates truth, we can create the change we seek in this country.
I've built my life around learning about, reflecting on, thinking of and caring for people -- their motivations, best interests, livelihoods, lives. I've lived different chapters of this; and I do believe the way I care and how I care has changed across the years.
Indeed, Jeff's time abroad was rife with new experiences, but it also buttressed many of the values that he already held dear.
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